Bad guy wisdom

Friday, 7 June 2002, 11:25 AM EST

Who’s more open and honest, hackers or corporate America?

Here’s one answer: In a 10-minute Web search, I gained access to thousands of viruses and software tools with which I could create and launch polymorphic attacks.

Meanwhile, in a 10-week span, I have yet to find a CIO who will talk about a security breach.

In a sense, hackers are more open and honest. This explains, in part, why they’re kicking tail. So why not adopt some hacker wisdom?

Communicate. Organize yourselves. Talk honestly about security failures, what you’ve learned and how you’re adapting.

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